Q Magazine's Scores

  • Music
For 6,052 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Doolittle 25
Lowest review score: 0 Gemstones
Score distribution:
6,052 music reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Musically and lyrically, Life In Slow Motion is his strongest collection of songs to date. [Sep 2005, p.108]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Takk... [is] a thing of... supple, muscular beauty, throwing off the stultifying air of reverence that has sometimes surrounded them. [Oct 2005, p.116]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You Could Have... doesn't take you on the journey of highs and lows that the very greatest albums do. Its Greatest Hits feel is both its major strength and its major weakness. [Oct 2005, p.108]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sounds so sure and committed that it could be the work of a new band. [Nov 2005, p.127]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You could lose yourself for days here. [Dec 2005, p.142]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may well be his strongest ever collection. [Feb 2006, p.98]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    This is Adams at his most concise and focused. [Jan 2006, p.122]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So no, it's not perfect. But Whatever People Say... has that edge, that thrill that comes only when a band have hit the zeitgeist hard and timed the punch to perfection. [Mar 2006, p.102]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    He remains rap's finest storyteller. [Jun 2006, p.115]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Idlewild is a dazzling album. [Oct 2006, p.124]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Flabbergasting... a genuine revolution in the head. [Dec 2006, p.133]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An extraordinary record. [Mar 2007, p.115]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only do the rhythms here sound tighter and more intensely focused, Murphy's presence as a songwriter and frontman is a revelation. [Apr 2007, p.110]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
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    A masterpiece of bombed orchestral elegance, at once expansive and intense. [Dec 2002, p.112]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is witty English guitar rock of the highest calibre. [Nov 2002, p.114]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Music Kills Me occasionally drifts into the overly familiar world of laid-back jazz grooves, Latino rhythms and flutes, but there's enough elsewhere to intrigue. [Apr 2002, p.120]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cocker's treasurable wit and the band's seventh album have taken a corporation bus ride out for strange, poetic interludes among the trees and the undergrowth.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Little Sparrow mixes its trad tendencies with tunes, lovely instruments, and best of all, Parton's personality.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A slow-burning but deeply impressive debut. [Sep 2002, p.109]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An oddity for sure, but much too good to be restricted to specialist alt-rock record retailers. [July 2002, p.122]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Remedy follows a growing list of albums born of an infectious energy and bubbling belief that, dance-wise these days, almost anything goes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pop doesn't get much more gloriously trashy than this. [Apr 2003, p.108]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most intimate record of the year, and one of the warmest. [Oct 2003, p.113]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Combining the brittle emotion of Bob Mould with Dave Grohl's understanding of rock dynamics, My Vitriol are robust enough for the moshpit while also providing the perfect soundtrack for those dark nights when the only company you need is a wine bottle.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In its own fragile way, a delight. [Mar 2003, p.111]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A second album full of ambition and epic arrangements so unexpected it knocks you sideways. [May 2004, p.108]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Change Is Coming is piled high with Beastie trademarks.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Droll, baffling and brilliant in equal measure. [Mar 2002, p.128]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By far their most effective release.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once you've let it grow on you, Sea Change is largely so lovely that you'll forgive him. [Oct 2002, p.98]
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